Monique and Tony asked Tinywater to be their Napa wedding photographer for their very intimate wedding at the Carneros Inn. This lovely couple had been together for 15 years before deciding on tying the knot the week after their 15th anniversary in a very simple Napa Valley ceremony with no guests except the officiant, Tinywater, and themselves. We loved being included on their elopement which focused on what was most important: their love for each other.
We felt lucky to be chosen as their Napa wedding photographer and to have the chance to hang out at the gorgeous Carneros Inn in the heart of Napa Valley, California. The Carneros Inn resort is located along the Sonoma Highway with a spectacular view overlooking the surrounding vineyards.
The bride’s jewels as she gets ready for her wedding day.
Monique’s bright red shoes were a fun pop of color to the white dress and softness of the Napa Valley countryside.
Monique and Tony decided to have the ceremony performed in the Carneros Inn apple orchard, which is perched up on a hill overlooking the valley of vineyards. Monique told us that her true vision of her elopement would be an intimate ceremony at sunset in a beautiful field of wild flowers or sunrise on a hilltop overlooking the valley, so the setting she chose was a completely perfect pairing of her two dreams.
The layers of Monique’s dress were absolutely gorgeous, fluttering with every movement. Our favorite part of this elopement is that even though there was no audience or guests in attendance, these guys still dressed to the nines for each other.
As the couple got dressed and ready for the first look, you could feel their anxiousness in the air. We can’t wait to show the series of photos that captured their raw and beautiful emotions when they saw each other for the first time on their wedding day.
Monique was all giggles and as her Napa wedding photographer we captured some priceless candid moments of her beautiful smile. The lighting was perfect for capturing these wedding day portraits as the afternoon melted into evening.
Up next we will share more from Monique and Tony’s Napa Valley wedding at the Carneros Inn, including their very special and intimate ceremony and some fun as we explored the land, bar, and vineyards together.